Monday, October 20, 2008

Torn Peaceful Wishes

Where have I been for the last 6 days? You may well ask. Well, I am a Girl Guide leader and we took 11 of our 12 girls on their first (for most) overnight camp over the weekend. I spent every night last week preparing for the camp. I had done no stamping all week until last night.

The camp went really well, except for the weather. I was extremely hot!!! I didn't hear a weather report while we were away but I have checked our Bureau of Meterology website and it tells me that we reached a maximum temperature of 38.2 degrees C on Saturday! For those of you more familiar with fahrenheit, I believe that would be 100!!! I don't think I have ever been so hot in all life! The girls coped pretty well, considering. The owners of the property we were using for our campsite had begun digging a fish pond. Greg was super kind to us and put the liner in and filled it from the bore pump so we could cool off mid-afternoon. I think that is the only thing that saved us from going insane.

Sleep was difficult, to say the least. I don't sleep well when not in my own bed, let alone on an air mattress in a tent. We had to call one girl's parents' to come and pick her up as she had a mega-headache and started vomiting a little. She was back bright and early in the morning, ready for our pancake breakfast so there were no lasting ill effects.

All the girls sais they would definitely go again they just didn't want it to be so hot, or have to dig a hole for their toilet! Next year we'll go earlier when the weather is cooler.

I finally had a chance to stamp on Sunday night.

I made this card for a small swap I'm in with 3 other Australian SU consultants. The theme was "Ripped or Folded". When I saw the next challenge for SBS25 was to "try a technique you have never done before" I knew what I was going to do.

The "new" technique was faux tearing. I thought it would fit with both the swap and the challenge. For good measure I threw in some corrugations made with my crimper.

The colours here are Kraft, Very Vanilla and Old Olive cardstock, Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write markers and Real Red grosgrain ribbon. I used the brayer to add the Chocolate Chip ink on the background, using 2 halves of a torn piece of scrap paper for the mask.

I really like this card. It is loosely based on a card from our 08-09 IBC but I did change a few things. This is the first time I have made a card the opens at the top and I quite like that idea too.

All in all, I'm pleased with this card. I hope you like it too.


Nerine .P. said...

Looks great Sharon, the faux tearing looks real. Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend - even if it was HOT HOT HOT.

kareNstampZ said...

My favourite stamp set for Christmas - the faux torn bit looks great - make it pop out of the card. Rather you than me - temperatures like that are hard to believe (phew)

Pia said...

I love the technique! Your card is great. I love the colors! Thanks for the organizing tip too.

Valems said...

Gorgeous card! Great technique.


Janet said...

Hot weather??? :( there are a few snow flurries here today...sniff sniff...I was a girl guide, i loved it! I wish i had of kept going with it!
I adore your card! great job!

Debby said...

Is a girl guide like the girl scouts? Wow 100 degree weather. Not for me. Glad you survived it to come home and make this beautiful card. Nicely done.

Viv's Visuals said...

A lovely card Sharon, the stamp is lovely and the colours blend really well together. Well done you...not just for the card but also for surviving the weekend camp!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! I love the torn look. Good for you going on that trip. Sounds like quite a time. I don't think I would have managed in the heat. Eek!